Why You Should Do It For Me

For many people, finding the motivation to do something for themselves can be difficult. When the focus is centred entirely on the self, many lose their will.

It’s not enough.

I believe this is especially true for those who struggle with low self-esteem. The little voice inside your head that says you can’t win, wins. And so you don’t.

Fear wins instead.

If this happens to be the case then why not consider doing what you have to for something else?

If you find loving yourself difficult then consider the love you have for others instead.

Use that to motivate you.

Meditate not for your mental health, but for your family. Exercise not for your wellbeing, but for everyone else who will benefit as a result. Eat a wholesome diet not for you, but for the planet and all those who inhabit it.

I’ll make a deal with you.

If you still can’t muster the strength to do what you need for yourself then do it for me.

Let’s help each other by helping ourselves.

Do it for me and I promise to do it for you.

6 thoughts on “Why You Should Do It For Me

  • Beautiful post. I have suffered with low self esteem issues most of my life. My weight loss journey was the first important thing I did solely for myself. I changed into a different person mentally as well as physically after this journey. I developed confidence and managed to build my self esteem from scratch. The next time I feel like giving up, I would remember this post and think of every single person who would benefit from it and do it for them. Thanks a lot for sharing this.!

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    • Thank you so much. I very much mean to inspire action through my words. It makes me so happy to hear comments like this. I too have suffered from issues with low self esteem. I find that framing my motives – to do things for my family, my friends, the world at large – helps to shift the narrative away from me to we. I gain more energy when I remind myself that I’m doing it for everyone else as much as myself. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll keep you in mind the next I feel like giving up too. I’ll remind myself of the promise I made. Wishing you all the best, AP2 🙏


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